The Social Justice Calendar is a public service partnership between the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and WPFW. Visit IPS-DC.org for more information about IPS and WPFW.org for information about WPFW. To have your event included in the social justice calendar see the link below called "Guidelines for the Social Justice Calendar."
Social Justice events for week of January 12, 2015:
Tuesday, January 13th will be Workshop 2 of the "Encrypt the Hood" workshop series: "Secure Email and Alternatives," about alternatives to conventional email, and how and when to use them, 7 to 9 PM at the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid Street, NW, DC. For more information call Jabari Zakiya, 202-390-6398 or email him at jzakiya at gmail dot com. A small donation is requested.
Wednesday, January 14th celebrate the launch of the new book, Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria by Carl LeVan, with special guests Congressman John Conyers and former U.S. Ambassadors to Nigeria, 6 to 8 PM at American University in the Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building on New Mexico Avenue and Nebraska Avenue.
Friday January 16th The Friends of Umoja House present its first free Manhood Training workshop; examining the roles and contributions of Black men from a historical and cultural perspective, 7 PM at Umoja House, 2015 Bunker Hill road NE. For more information call 202-529-3635.
Saturday, January 17th, Collective Voices, the socially-conscious poetry group, will present Poetry Extravaganza 2015, their 19th annual free poetry and arts tribute honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM at MLK, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, DC. For more information email CollectiveVoices@aol.com or call 202-246-0111.
Sunday, January 18th One Love presents their 2nd Annual "Herues: Award Ceremony" to celebrate and honor community gems who’ve uplifted the community through using media/arts, holistic health; education to economics; spiritual unity with nature; politics and human rights, to the raising of our babies, 5 to 7:30 PM at the Bolivarian Hall, 2443 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, DC. Register online or get more information by visiting One Love = True Change on Eventbrite.com.
Also Sunday, January 18th Montgomery County Interfaith Leaders, Heritage Signature Chorale, and other musical groups join for "Let Freedom Ring: An Interfaith, Multicultural Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday,” 3 p.m., at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD. For more information call 301-564-2919.
If you’d like your social justice event included in the Social Justice Calendar visit WPFW FM [dot] org. Then select “About us” then “Contact us,” where you will find submission guidelines.